Broward News

Dead End in Effort to Rename Street for Pastor

New Mount Olive's the Rev. Mack King Carter will retire a rich man, but he will not be immortalized on a Fort Lauderdale street sign.

This summer, admirers of Carter had filed requests for NW Ninth Avenue, from Sunrise to Broward Boulevard, to be renamed in the pastor's honor.

Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Bobby Dubose, whose third district includes New Mount Olive, told the Juice that the item had been placed on the commission's agenda "prematurely," especially since it was becoming apparent that a number of residents objected to the idea. So he pulled it from the agenda and says that about a week ago, before he had time to consider his own opinion and to put the item back on a future agenda, its backers at New Mount Olive withdrew the request.

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Thomas Francis